Giving Back with Giving Assistant #Ad


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 With five children coming of age in this big world of ours, I’ve started to think about ways we can give back. I want to teach my children about caring for others and the importance of charitable giving. We’ve volunteered at soup kitchens and in our church, and the kids have bought in food and household necessities for their Thanksgiving drives at school. One way of giving back that never crossed my mind, though, is through shopping online.
Giving Back with Giving Assistant
Yet a new coupon marketplace called Giving Assistant does just that: for each cash purchase you make, it gives you back $5, and it donates a meal to a family in need. There are many companies that give back, yet this company is unique in structuring donation right into the act of purchase.

How Giving Assistant Works

Using Giving Assistant is super easy. Sign up, fill in the basics, select a charity of your choice, choose how much of your cash back you’d like to donate to the charity, and start shopping!

Giving AssistantTo make sure it tracks your purchase, go to the store’s page (i.e. Macy’s) on Giving Assistant’s website, click the “Shop Now” button at the top and shop as you normally would. You will receive notification and payment 2-7 days later. Here’s a preview of how it tracks:

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I made a purchase online at Macys.com buying some Christmas gifts, got cash back on my purchase and donated to my favorite charity all at once. It’s that simple. How awesome is that?

Giving Assistant has declared this week ‘Giving Week’. From November 23rd through November 29th, while shoppers earn the highest cash back rates of the year, Giving Assistant will be doubling every donation made to its members favorite charitable organizations. That’s enough for me to make this a site I’m eager to join.
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More than 5,000+ stores online participate in Giving Assistant. Members can keep all the savings or effortlessly give a little back to charity. Since launching less than 2 years ago, Giving Assistant’s members have generated $387,000 in charitable donations, provided 599,242 meals to hungry families and earned over well over $3MM in cash back. Here’s a snapshot of some of the brands that are participating:
Participating Brands - Giving Week - Giving Assistant

Top brands with rates for Giving Week are: Etsy (5%), Macy’s (8%), Vera Bradley (8%), eBags (12%), Home Depot (4%), Backcountry (12%), Gilt (8%), Forever21 (6%), Nasty Gal (15%), Blue Nile (5%), and AliExpress (8%).

Giving Assistant is also great for those days that leaving the house with the kids just seems out of the question. It’s so convenient to shop from the comfort of your own home plus you get donate to a great cause at the same time – something you could communicate with your kids and teach them the importance of giving back this holiday season.

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Be sure to check out Giving Assistant and tell me what you think in the comments! Tis the season for more savings and more giving!

Thanks for reading.

Melissa

This post is brought to you by Giving Assistant. A unique and original cash back coupon site, Giving Assistant gives you $5 back for every purchase and simultaneously donates a meal to a family in need.

CloudMom received monetary compensation for this post. This ideas expressed in this post are my own. 

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